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Policy for Cooperation with Organizations and Agencies

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The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) welcomes opportunities for cooperative ventures with the business and professional community as well as civic, cultural, educational and governmental agencies when those ventures support programs, services, resources or facility enhancements that benefit the public.

  1. Subject to the approval of the Library Board of Trustees or its designee, the B&ECPL may partner with other organizations or agencies to promote reading, literacy and other library services.  The organization or agency may be acknowledged on library related materials, print and broadcast media or electronic postings in exchange for monetary support, materials support and public relations or other professional services.
  2. Both the B&ECPL name and/or logo and the name and/or logo of the organization or agency may be used on materials or electronic postings generated for approved cooperative programs.  Both names may appear on all promotional materials, media releases or electronic postings generated by the organization or agency for the purpose of advertising the same program.  Any such use must have the prior written approval of the B&ECPL.
  3. The agreement to cooperate may have a specific duration mutually agreed upon by the B&ECPL and the partner.  At the end of the specified time period, the  agreement/partnership/cooperation may be reevaluated to determine if it should continue.
  4. The B&ECPL may withdraw unilaterally from participation if, in the absolute discretion of the B&ECPL, any of the terms of the agreement are violated or changed without the B&ECPL's consent or the project does not support the mission or image or best allocation of resources of the B&ECPL.
  5. B&ECPL cooperation with other organizations or agencies does not indicate that the Library endorses the goods, services or philosophy of those organizations or agencies.
  6. Substantial gifts, bequests or sponsorships may receive special acknowledgement.  These are subject to the terms of the Gift and Donor Recognition Policy.

Adopted April 18, 2002.
Amended October 18, 2012.